Income, Hours, or Enjoyment: How Gender, Social Class, and Children’s Ages Shape What “Good” Parents are Expected to Prioritize

Awarded Scholars:
Reilly Kincaid, Purdue University
Project Date:
May 2023
Award Amount:

Increasingly egalitarian work-family attitudes are credited with driving a “gender revolution.” However, employed mothers and caregiving fathers often still face negative social reactions. Doctoral student in sociology Reilly Kincaid will examine how factors such as gender, social class, and perceived job options impact perceptions of employed parents. She will conduct survey experiments and interviews for her study.


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